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Let Me Heal: The Opportunity to Preserve Excellence in American Medicine

When I started my first year of residency in internal medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital in 1998, there were 20 percent more patient admissions per intern in my residency program than there had been just three years earlier. The sheer number and complexity of my patients was nearly overwhelming—and I was worried that at best, they were not getting the care they had a right to expect, and at worst, that they were not safe.
posted by ellieBOA on May 27, 2015 - 12 comments

The Problem with Tamiflu, Relenza, Swine Flu, GSK, and the FDA.

Flu Warning: Beware the Drug Companies! (snyrbl)
posted by Sticherbeast on May 10, 2011 - 42 comments

John Kenneth Galbraith: A Mind of His Own

How To Get Ahead. "In this, the high summer of the great conservative revolt, no one, whatever his past political aberrations, can remain unaffected. I am not. Accordingly, I am here offering, also in a great conservative tradition, advice and counsel to the young—advice and counsel on how to get ahead in an ideologically restructured world. I propose to tell you, graduates of the class of [...], how now to proceed if you wish the acclaim and goodwill as well as the income of your fellow men. The advice I offer I do not find wholly acceptable for myself. But that too is in a great tradition of advice to the young".
John Kenneth Galbraith, from an Address to the Yale Graduating Class, 1979. (more inside)
posted by matteo on May 11, 2005 - 16 comments

Compulsory reading for the 'American Civil War was fought over states' rights' crowd.
posted by Mocata on Mar 27, 2001 - 2 comments

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